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News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • February 25, 2009

    Students in the news

    FSHS senior co-chairs academic decathlon Jessica Heath, senior in family studies and human services, served as co-chair for the academic decathlon that took place recently on campus. Heath is member of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society hosting the Kansas Academic Decathlon. Rebecca Bush, senior in history, was co-chair. Student teams, from 15 Kansas […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Nutrition profs awarded engagement grant

    A healthy snacks initiative is one of four projects to be funded by the Center for Engagement and Community Development this spring. "Development and Promotion of Healthy Snack Products for School Children" is a collaborative project of Koushik Adhikari and Tandalayo Kidd, both assistant professors of human nutrition; Sajid Alavi, associate professor of grain science […]

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  • February 12, 2009

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    Four faculty members promoted

    Briana Nelson Goff and Charlotte Shoup Olsen were promoted to full professors and Peggy Lynne Honey and L. Tonatiuh Melgarejo were promoted to associate professors and granted tenure this week. Briana Nelson Goff Goff, PhD, is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Currently she […]

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  • February 3, 2009

    Older adults should dig in dirt, study shows

    Gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. "One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture. She, Mark Haub, associate professor of human nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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  • January 26, 2009

    Sensory analysts evaluate K-State's new high-calcium leaf lettuce

    Using a strategy called biofortification, scientists at K-State and Texas A&M University have boosted the calcium content in lettuce, a step they hope will curb growing national health problems. First results include a 25 to 32 percent hike in the in-bred calcium supplied by common leaf lettuce. "We're working to genetically improve what we know […]

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  • December 19, 2008

    In the news: Students tapped for honors

    Aditi Shukla, graduate student in apparel and textiles, is one of six students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Benchmark Financial, a general agency of New England. Students were awarded the scholarships for being the top performers in a senior level marketing management course. Quest, a freshman honorary society unique to KSU, has named new members […]

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  • December 16, 2008

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    Three seniors earn top honors

    Receiving Outstanding Senior Awards the day before their graduation were Karissa Dorleus, communication sciences and disorders, who was chosen to give the commencement student address; Bradley Hutt, athletic training and kinesiology, and Macy Wendler, apparel design. More than 100 Human Ecology students received bachelor of science degrees in fall ceremonies Dec. 13.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Research links childhood obesity, asthma

    MANHATTAN - A Kansas State University graduate student has found a correlation between childhood obesity and asthma. Sara Rosenkranz, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, conducted research that found that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise. "Kids who are […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Food safety research helped land bio-defense lab to Manhattan

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's solid reputation as a leader in animal health and food safety research is stronger than ever with the announcement of K-State as the site for the relocation of a federal animal health laboratory. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF, will be located adjacent to the K-State campus, […]

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